Tuesday 27 June 2017

Terriers Hire Caden Allingham As The New Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager

The Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce the hiring of Caden Allingham (Kincardine, ON) as the team’s new Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager for the 2017/18 season.
The Ontario native recently graduated from the Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, majoring in Athletic Therapy. While obtaining his university education Caden was able to gain valuable work experience the past two season’s as a Student Therapist with the University of Ryerson’s men’s hockey team. He was also the Team Therapist and Equipment Manager for the Guelph Gryphons Midget AAA team for the 2016/17 season.
Caden will begin work with the Terriers at the end of August as the team prepares for Training Camp which will take place at the Farrell Agencies Arena starting Friday September 1st.
On behalf of the Yorkton Terriers organization we would like to welcome Caden to the organization and the city of Yorkton. 

Monday 19 June 2017

2017/18 MJHL Schedule has been released

The MJHL opens its 60-game regular season on Friday, September 22 with 10 of 11 teams in action. Schedule - please ensure the 2017-2018 season is selected.

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines open up their season on Friday September 22nd in OCN against the Blizzard while their home opener is on Tues. Sept 26th against the Virden Oil Capitals

The Swan Valley Stampeders will open up their season Saturday September 23rd also visiting the OCN Blizzard, meanwhile their home opener will be on Wednesday Oct 4th hosting the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
Defending MJHL champions Portage Terriers will open their regular season in Winnipeg against the Blues.  Teams will play a balanced schedule ─ three games at home/three games on the road against each opponent.
Prior to the regular season, the MJHL will be conducting its first-ever Prospect Development Camp running from July 27 – 30 at the Seven Oaks Arena. The camp will feature list players born in 2000 and 2001 from each MJHL club and will focus on preparing the players for a successful junior hockey career and helping them transition from minor hockey to elite junior hockey in the MJHL and beyond.
Another highlight this coming season will be the Old Dutch Player Showcase, scheduled Dec. 11-13 at the Bell MTS IcePlex in Winnipeg. The event is now in its 15th year. This highly popular event attracts scouts from many levels of hockey: NHL, NCAA, WHL and CIS.

(MJHL Press Release)

Mils; Cardinals both fall on June 18th WMBL Round-Up

Yorkton 5 at Medicine Hat 7
The home town Mavericks battled back from a 5-2 deficit with a four run seventh inning. 
Caleb Longley keyed the comeback with a three-run double. He later scored on a Zack Kunkel sacrifice fly.  Medicine Hat then added an insurance run in the eighth. 
Cardinal reliever Tyler McDonald was tagged with his fourth loss of the season after 1.2 innings of action. 
Will Ziebol picked up for Maverick starter Michael Carr in the eighth, tossing 1.2 innings. Conner Deeds registered the final out for the save. 
DH Colton Wright hit his first homer of the year in the fourth inning for the, 6-7,  Mavericks.

Dondrei Hubbard had two hits including a double for the Cardinals who fell to 2-7 in the Eastern Division standings. The Cards will wrap up 4 game road trip in Swift Current on Monday

Swift Current 3 at Melville 2
Fans were treated to a pitching clinic from Swift Current’s Matt Michalski and Melville’s Mason Furlong. Michalski pitched seven innings giving up just four hits and two unearned runs. He also had six strikeouts. Furlong went 7.1 innings with three hits, a walk and a run for the Millionaires. 
Even though the starters were near perfect both pitchers of record came out of the bullpen. Swift Current’s Sean Chandler allowed one run over two innings for the victory, his first of the year. Eric Sanoz took the Melville loss, allowing a run, two walks and a hit in 1.1 innings of work. 
Moose Jaw held a 2-0 lead after seven complete innings. After a short rain delay Swift Current came out swing and tied it with a pair of runs in the eighth. Ben Andrews put the 57’s ahead for good with his ninth inning solo home run. 
Swift Current now sit atop of the Eastern Division standings with their 9-3 record. Melville fell to fifth with a 4-10 mark and will host Regina on Tuesday.

Other Sunday results:

Moose Jaw Miller Express 3 @ Weyburn Beavers 4

Lethbridge Bulls 2 @ Fort McMurray Giants 4
Brooks Bombers 1 @ Okotoks Dawgs 4

Local teams win Sask. Lacrosse Provincial Championships

(U16 Champion: Sturgis Trojans)

(U19 Champion: Yorkton/Sturgis Fighting Pikes)

**Pics from Sask Lacrosse Facebook page**

The Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association held their Provincial Championships over the weekend in Saskatoon.

The Sturgis Trojans won the U16 Gold medal with a win over Saskatoon in the Championship finals. The Yorkton Fighting Pikes took the Bronze.

Meanwhile in the Under 19 division, the Yorkton/Sturgis Fighting Pikes won the Gold with a win over Saskatoon Green in the Tournament finals

Yorkton Lacrosse's Adam Stewart recaps a successful weekend and talks about lacrosse in the area.

Friday 16 June 2017

Terriers & Millionaires (SJHL) looking for Athletic Therapists/Equipment Managers; Hollinger off to OHA

 (Terriers Press Release)
The Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that Nathan Hollinger (Grenfell, SK) the teams Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager for the past two seasons has accepted a position as Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Okanagan Hockey Academy (Penticton, BC) in the CSSHL.
Nathan was an integral part of the Terriers for 2015-17 season. He joined the organization in the fall of 2015 having recently graduated from the University of Regina with his bachelor of science with a specialization in athletic therapy.
The Yorkton Terriers are very pleased to have had Nathan as a member of our organization and wish to congratulate him and wish him the best of luck as he advances to a new stage of his career.
With Nathan advancing to a higher level, the search for a replacement will begin immediately.

 For those interested in applying for the position please contact Head Coach and General Manager, Casey O'Brien by email coach@yorktonterriers.com.

Hollinger reflects on his time in Yorkton and with the Terriers


The Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) are seeking an individual to serve as the teams Athletic Trainer/Equipment Manager commencing for the 2017-18 hockey season.
The successful applicant must be a team-oriented individual who is outgoing, organized and willing to work closely with the coaching and medical staff to serve the players needs.
The position requires strong organizational and communication skills with a positive attitude. The individual will also be required to travel with the team to all road games; travel expenses will be covered by the team.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Attend all games and practices
  • Management and repair of players equipment (sticks, gloves, pants, helmets, jerseys)
  • Game day setup of dressing room and team equipment
  •  Skate sharpening and daily laundry
  • Working closely with medical staff to attend to and assess player injuries, rehabilitation and documentation
  • Injury prevention and physical preparation guidelines
  • Communication of injuries to coaching staff and team doctors
  • Maintaining an inventory of both hockey and medical supplies within a budget

Interested applicants are asked to outline their qualifications. Certified Athletic Therapist or related program and previous hockey team experience would be an asset. This position requires non-standard hours. Salary will be based on experience and certification. Those interested are asked to forward a resume to:
Casey O'Brien, Head Coach/General Manager
E-mail: coach@yorktonterriers.com 
Phone: (306) 783-4077
Fax: (306) 782-4633
The position will remain open until filled.


The Melville Millionaires Jr. A Hockey Club is accepting applications for the position of Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager for the 2017-2018 season.

The successful applicant must have excellent communication and organization skills and be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

Responsibilities/ Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following :

 • Assist in the prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries
 • Responsible for giving players medical treatment they may need prior to, during or after practices/games
 • Provide medical coverage at all practice sessions and games, both home and away
 • Develop an Emergency Action Plan for any major injuries • Provide injury evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
 • Develop a return to play plan for injured players
 • Coordinate treatment with physicians/medical personnel
 • Provide an injury report/update to the coaching staff daily
 • Maintain all medical records pertaining to treatment required
 • Coordinate medical insurance claims
 • Keep athletic therapist office organized, neat, and clean at all times
 • Keep locker room organized, neat, and clean at all times
 • Maintenance of team equipment: Sharpen skates, perform minor fixes, cleaning and laundry throughout the season
 • Keep an up to date inventory of all equipment
 • Participate in equipment budget development Qualifications:
 • First Aid and CPR • Certified Athletic Therapist (CATA or NATA – USA)
 • Criminal Record Check Application

 Deadline: Will remain open until filled Job Type: Full-time seasonal

Devin Windle Melville Millionaires Head Coach/GM
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Mils take Monday's Highway 10 Battle in the WMBL

The battle of Highway 10 continued as Yorkton traveled to Melville for a date with the Millionaires. The 233 fans at Pirie Field were not disappointed as Melville defeated Yorkton 10-4.

University of Nebraska sophomore Parker Smejkal homered for the third consecutive game. In that time frame the Yorkton third baseman has picked up six hits and four RBI meanwhile Melville’s Keaton Sullivan (pictured above) also went deep for the third consecutive game.

Millionaire starter Mason Furlong earned his second win of the season throwing seven complete innings.  Furlong faced 29 batters surrendering four runs on five hits while fanning seven. 

Local product Tyson Black made his second start of the young WMBL season. He gave up eight runs on six hits. He also struck out five Melville batters in the loss.

Melville is now 4-7 while Yorkton’s record dropped to 2-7.

The Mils will go right back at it on Tuesday host the Regina Red Sox at 7:05 from Pirie Field while the Cards have the day off before battling Swift Current at Jubilee Park on Wednesday.

Other result last night (Mon) had Swift Current double up Weyburn 10-5.


Monday 12 June 2017

Melville Millionaires / Trail Smoke Eaters swing a 3 player-deal

After acquiring him back earlier this month, the Melville Millionaires have made a deal to send 1997-born goaltender Brandon Wells (pictured above top) back out west.

The Mils have trade the Spirit River, AB product to the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL in exchange for 19 year old D Ryan Warner (pictured above bottom right) and 20 year old D Tyson Slater (pictured above bottom left).

Wells split time with the Mils and Spruce Grove last season, his rights were acquired back by the Mils just over a week ago.

Warner, a 6 foot 4, 200lbs Victoria BC product had 2 goals, 6 assists for 8 points in 40 games with Trail last season.

Meanwhile Slater is a 6'2", 207lbs product of Courtenay, BC and had 5 goals and 10 points in 39 games this past season with the Smokies.

Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle recaps the trade.


The Mils also announced the signing of F Brendan Mongey (99) from the KIJHL's Kelowna Chiefs.

The Kamloops, BC product had 10 goals, 17 assists for 27 points and 151 penalty minutes in 43 games this past season.

Former Millionaire Kunitz captures 4th Stanley Cup title as Pens beat Nashville in Game 6

(From Richardson Melville Millionaire Museum Facebook)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions.

Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 to play in regulation as Pittsburgh beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Sunday in Game 6 of the Cup final.

The Detroit Red Wings were the last team to win consecutive Cups, doing it in 1997 and 1998.

It's also the 4th Stanley Cup for former Melville Millionaire and Yorkton Midget AAA Maller Chris Kunitz.

Kunitz has 3 Cups with the Pens (2009, 2016, 2017) and one with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

The Regina product played 2 years in the Rail City as a Millionaire from 1997-99.

Saturday 10 June 2017

Cardinals win 2nd straight over Mils with 13-9 road win on Friday night

The Yorkton Cardinals earned their second win of the season by beating the home town Millionaires 13-9. It was the Cardinals second consecutive victory over Melville.

In this offensive contest, Yorkton had 13 hits and one error while Melville produced seven hits and was charged with six errors. The game featured five home runs, three from Yorkton and a pair from Melville.

Dondrei Hubbard, a senior from Mayville State University, was an offensive star for the Cards. Hubbard had three hits including a double and a home run. He also scored three runs and had two RBI.

 Melville’s Mason Furlong was two for three with a homer and three RBI.

Kyle Stevenson was credited with the Yorkton win. Adam Martin pitched 1.1 innings in relief for the save.  Melville’s Tanner Luna’s loss dropped his record to 0-2 on the season.

The Mils go right back at it on Saturday visiting the Moose Jaw Miller Express while the Cards will also visit the Miller Express on Sunday afternoon


Friday 9 June 2017

Yorkton Cardinals with a "Rock" solid pitching performance to shutout the Mils on Thursday afternoon

(From Twitter: @k_rock3)

Jubilee Park was filled with local school kids and the hometown Yorkton Cardinals did not disappoint the future WMBL stars as Yorkton picked up their first win of the season with a 4-0 shutout of Highway 10 rival Melville.

Yorkton banged out 14 hits while holding Millionaire batters to just four hits.

Cardinal starter Kody Rock was sensational on the mound. Rock tossed eight innings of shutout ball for the win. He struck out 16 while giving up just four hits. Cole Henley took the loss for Melville.

Cedar Park, Texas native Caden Rosholt led all Cardinal batters with three hits.

Austin Stokes was the lone bright spot in the Melville lineup registering three hits and a stolen base.

Melville fell to 3-4 on the season while Yorkton improved their record to 1-5.

The Mils and Cards will do it again on Friday from Pirie Field in Melville, game time is at 7:05PM


2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships has a Volunteer sponsor


The 2018 Canadian Mixed Championship Host Committee is proud to announce the signing of Swan Valley Consumers Co-op as the Volunteer Sponsor for the upcoming event.

“Swan Valley Co-op has a history of supporting local organizations and events, and enthusiastically supports the Host Committee in this endeavor” commented Colin Peters, General Manager of Swan Valley Co-op. “As the volunteer sponsor, we are pleased to commit a financial contribution, as well as volunteers from our team and we look forward to working with the Host Committee on a successful, well-planned event.”

Receiving the donation on behalf of the committee were Gerri McDonald and Bernice Karton, Host Committee Volunteer Coordinators. “This is a wonderful sponsorship from Swan Valley Consumers Co-op” stated McDonald. “It really helps us get going in a positive direction for volunteer recruitment and support.”

The 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship will take place in Swan River, Manitoba, November 12 – 18, 2017.

Anyone wishing to sign up as a volunteer is asked to contact Gerri at 204-734-3044, dgmc53@hotmail.com , or Bernice at 204-734-9003, karton@mymts.net.

Thursday 8 June 2017

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) holding Early-Bird Season Ticket Breakfast & BBQ on Friday

The Melville Millionaires (SJHL) will be holding their annual Early-bird Season Ticket Blitz Breakfast on Fri. Jun 9th from 6:30-10am at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Pancake breakfast available for $5 or free with your purchase of season tickets.

Following the Blitz, make your way over to the Prairie Co-op parking lot for a community welcomed BBQ from 10am-6:00pm.

Burgers and Hot Dogs available for purchase with all proceeds go to the Mils Hockey Club.

Season tickets also available at the BBQ.

The Mils will like to thank the Melville Prairie Co-op and the Elmy family for putting this BBQ event together.

2017 MJHL AGM Recap & Highlights

MJHL to get younger: reducing limit on 20-year-old players

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is taking on a younger look, decreasing the number of 20-year-olds that can play in a game from nine to eight players.

“This motion was approved by the Board of Governors at our recent AGM,” explained MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis. “This reduced limit will be reviewed annually, with the ultimate intention of having the limit to six per team.”

Other news coming out of the recent AGM:

Prospect Development Camp 
The MJHL will be conducting its first-ever Prospect Development Camp running from July 27 – 30 at the Seven Oaks Community Centre. The camp will feature list players born in 2000 and 2001 from each MJHL club and will focus on preparing the players for a successful junior hockey career and helping them transition from minor hockey to elite junior hockey in the MJHL and beyond.

Old Dutch Player Showcase 
This year’s Showcase will take place Dec. 11-13 at the MTS IcePlex in Winnipeg. The event is now in its 15th year. This highly popular event attracts scouts from many levels of hockey: NHL, NCAA, WHL and CIS.

League Website 
The league will be designing a new website and each of the 11 member clubs will also have a new website, all of which are scheduled to launch about mid-August under the direction of Hockey Tech.  

New Statistics System 
The MJHL will be launching a new statistics system to coincide with the start of next season. The new stats system is called League Stat and is powered by Hockey Tech.

Player Registry 
The league will be launching several RinkNet software platforms powered by Hockey Tech beginning next season. The RinkNet program will allow the MJHL to manage its central registry of players more effectively, including trades, protected lists and other league administrative tools. All member teams in the league will have full access to RinkNet Scouting software programs to be utilized by their coaches and scouting staffs.

League Schedule 
The league will operate under a balanced schedule format as it has over the past three years whereby each team will play each of the other teams six times (3 home and 3 away). The playoff format for next season will remain the same as 2016-2017.

League Officers 
The following persons were appointed to league officer appointments: Board Chairman, Darren Russell and Board Vice-Chairman, Dale Deschouwer.

(MJHL Press Release)

MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis chats AGM weekend

Mils win; Cardinals lose on Wednesday Nights WMBL Roundup

Melville 7 at Moose Jaw 4
With their 7-4 victory in Moose Jaw the Millionaires improved to 3-3 on the season. The loss dropped the Miller Express to 1-4. Melville pounded out 12 hits while Moose Jaw had five hits but also committed five errors. 
Marshall McPherson brought his big swing to the ballpark again as he hit his third home run in the last two games. McPherson added two RBI, two runs while raising his batting average to .400. Designated hitter Mason Furlong (pictured above) also went yard for Melville. 
Moose Jaw Outfielder Travis Able contributed a run, a walk and two hits including a double in a losing cause. 
Starter Brody Curry pitched five innings for the Melville win. The Millionaire bullpen came on and pitched four scoreless innings to close out the game. 
Express starter Zach McDonald made his WMBL season debut, pitching four innings before giving way to Jesse Marks, who took the loss. 

Weyburn 6 at Yorkton 1
For the first eight innings, this game featured a classic pitching battle as Weyburn and Yorkton took a 1-1 tie into the ninth inning. Weyburn broke the game open in the top of the ninth scoring five runs to pick up their fourth win of the year.
Beavers starter Austin Gurr went 6.2 innings allowing just one run on four hits before handing the ball to the bullpen.  Beau Rabedeaux, appearing in his fourth game of the season, picked up the win tossing 1.1 innings of shutout ball. Cody Pamperin go the final three outs in the ninth.
Local Yorkton product Tyson Black, a freshman at Miles Community College, was strong on the hill for the Cardinals. Black went 5.1 innings in his first start of the season giving up three hits and one run. Yorkton reliever Tyler McDonald took the loss.    
Cam Williams, a member of the University of Calgary Dinos, provided two hits and three RBI for the Beavers. Brady Nygaard chipped in with two hits and a run. 
Hank Forrest provided the Cardinal offence with two hits, a run and a stolen base.

Okotoks 9 at Brooks 6 
A nice crowd of 361 were at Elks Stadium to watch the Okotoks Dawgs run their record to a perfect 4-0 with a 9-6 win over Brooks. 
Okotoks first baseman Kody Funderburk  took a bite out of the Brooks Bombers with two home runs and four RBI. His three-run shot in the third inning was part of a six-run outburst. Brooks battled back but fell just short leaving two runners stranded in the bottom of the ninth. 
Calgary native Matt Zanutto was two for four at the plate for the Bombers. 
Nick Vickers making his first start of the 2017 campaign picked up the Dawgs win. Brooks starter Mason Swegarden, took the loss after facing 34 batters over seven innings. 
Okotoks had 13 hits and two errors while Brooks registered nine hits and an error in the contest. 

Lethbridge 4 at Swift Current 2 
In a battle of undefeated teams, the Lethbridge Bulls outscored the Swift Current 57’s 4-2. 
Bulls catcher Carter Witbeck continues to have an outstanding season. Witbeck was two for three with an RBI pushing his season batting average to .520.  Brock Frentzel also had a good night for Lethbridge adding two hits and three RBI.
Brett Esau from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, was strong at the plate for the 57’s. Esea was two for four. Keil Krumwiede added to the excitement with his first home run of the season, while Cole Thibideau also had two hits for Swift Current. 
Greg Hollman was stellar on the mound for the Bulls throwing seven complete innings allowing just one run on seven hits. He also struck out seven of the 30 batters he faced. Closer Chris Stodolka picked up his third save of the 2017 campaign.
Bobby St. Pierre was charged with the loss for Swift Current. 
419 fans at Mitchell Field watched as Lethbridge improved to 6-0 while Swift Current’s record dropped to 4-1.
Edmonton 6 at Fort McMurray 2
The Edmonton Prospects outhit the Fort McMurray Giants 12 -6 on their way to a 6-2 victory at Shell Stadium. 
Edmonton’s Aiden Huggins was a stellar three for four with a run, a walk and a RBI for the visitors. 
Hector Benitez and Ryan Villarreal each has two hits and a run for the hometown Giants. 
Edmonton also got another strong pitching performance from starter Erik Sabrowski. The sophomore from Cisco Community College tossed seven innings allowing just one run on five hits. Sabrowski struck out 13 of the 28 batters he faced. 
The loss went to Giants starter Alex Nolan, who pitched 4.1 innings.  

(From www.wmbl.ca)

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Mils win their 2nd of the season in Tuesday's WMBL Roundup

Weyburn 1 at Melville 9
In a rare weekday afternoon game in the WMBL, the Melville Millionaires defeated the visiting Weyburn Beavers 9-1. The game feature a large contingent of local school kids spending an enjoyable day at the ball park. 
Melville starter Mason Furlong pitched five strong innings, giving up just three hits while fanning seven Beaver batters. The Millionaire bullpen was fantastic as the combination of James Batton, Thomas Halcomb and Tanner Luna shut the door producing four shutout innings.  
The loss went to Carson Perkins who lasted just three innings after allowing four hits, four walks and four runs.  
Carlos Flores, a product of the University of Rio Grande, was the lone bright spot in the Weyburn lineup producing two hits and a run.
First baseman Marshall McPherson from Texarcana, Texas, let Melville with three hits including two homers, three runs and four RBI. 
With the win Melville is now 2-3, Weyburn dropped to 3-2.
Brooks 2 at Medicine Hat 12
The Medicine Hat Mavericks scored eight runs in the second inning and never looked back as they routed the Brooks Bombers 12-2. Medicine Hat had 13 hits while Brooks countered with eight hits. The difference was the Bombers were charged with six fielding errors. 
Centre fielder Zack Kunkel was one of eight Mavericks who had a hit in the game. Kunkel had three hits and scored two runs. 
Ashton Roy was Brooks top hitter going three for four with a double a RBI, a walk and a stolen base. 
Conner Deeds tossed six innings for the victory.  Cameron Kremers, who lasted two innings, took the loss.
The win was the first of the season for Medicine Hat. 
Moose Jaw 5 at Regina 8
It was a team effort as the Regina Red Sox used six different pitchers in their 8-5 victory over the Moose jaw Miller Express.  Newcomer Kevin Borst, a Taft University product, made his WMBL debut memorable by picking up the save and striking out five of the six batters he faced.
Galen Andrews started for the Miller Express and lasted two innings. Andrews left the game after being charged with four runs on four hits. 
Travis Able, from Leawood, Kansas had four hits and scored two runs in Moose jaw’s  losing effort. 
Justin Erlandson continued to dominate WMBL pitching recording four hits, three runs and three RBI.   
508 fans were on hand at Currie Field to watch Regina improve their record to 4-2. The loss dropped Moose Jaw to 1-3. 
Edmonton 5 at Fort McMurray 1
Over 1,500 fans filled Shell Stadium in Fort McMurray to watch the Giants host the Edmonton Prospects. Edmonton ran their record to 2-1 with a 5-1 over the winless Giants. 
Jake Lanferman led Edmonton’s 10 hit offensive charge contributing three hits including a double and two RBI.  
Edmonton’s Jordan Parranto picked up the win while John Reid was saddled with the loss for Fort McMurray.


Tuesday 6 June 2017

2017 SJHL AGM Recap & Highlights

In conjunction with the SJHL Draft, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League also held their annual general meeting this past weekend in Nipawin.

Highlights and Changes for 2017/18:

-- The elimination of the Western Canada Cup after 5 years of it as the Anavet Cup will return featuring the MJHL champion vs. SJHL champion which will begin on April 27th, 2018 (MJHL will be home team)

-- The Survivor/Wild-Card series will be reduced from Best of 5 series to a Best of 3 series.

-- A 4-man officiating crew usage will increase from 60% to 75%.

--2017 SJHL Showcase will once again take place in Warman from Sept 24th-27th, 2017

--Starting in 2018/19, the dark jerseys will be worn by the home-team.

Chat with SJHL President Bill Chow about the weekend.

Yorkton's Maier named to U17 Program of Excellence goaltending camp in Calgary this weekend

Hockey Canada is looking ahead to a busy 2017-18 season, and it starts with the annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 9-11 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
The weekend-long camp brings together some of the country’s top goaltending talent with elite-level instructors from across North America.

The camp is the initial evaluation stage for summer development and selection camps in the under-17, under-18 and under-20 levels.

Yorkton product and Yorkton Rawtec Mauler goaltender Nolan Maier has been selected to take part in the Under 17 camp this weekend.

Maier had a 13-9-0 record with a 2.72 GAA and a 0.920 SV% this past season with the Maulers.

Sunday 4 June 2017

Waywayseecappo Wolverines & Swan Valley Stampeders 2017 MJHL Draft Selections

1st round, 1st overall 

F Jake Poole- McAuley, MB (Yellowhead Chiefs) 
(36G 41A for 77 points in 36 games 

1st round, 7th overall 

F Brody Wilson- Birtle MB (Yellowhead Chiefs) 
(22G 20A for 42 points in 31 Games) 

2nd round, 12th overall

F Colby Joseph - Elkhorn, MB (Yellowhead Chiefs) 
(19G 21A for 40 points in 35 games)

3rd round, 23rd overall

D Cole Jordan- Brandon, MB (Brandon Wheat Kings)
(9G 25A for 34 points in 36 games)

4th round, 34th overall 

F Andrew Boucher - Morden, MB (Pembina Valley Hawks)
(21G 18A for 39 points in 36 games)

4th round, 43rd overall

F Cole Stainer - Birtle, MB (Yellowhead Chiefs) 
(6G 9A for 15 points in 19 games)

6th round, 56th overall

D Jordan Boyechko- Brandon MB (Southwest Cougars)
(5G 19A for 24 points in 36 games)

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G Nathan Falloon-- Foxwarren, MB  (Yellowhead Chiefs) 
(19-4-3 record, 3 SO,  2.03GAA)

D Cole Mentuck-- Waywayseecappo, MB (Yellowhead Chiefs) 
(3G 21A for 24 points in 35 games

Wolverines Head Coach/GM Arnie Caplan chats about weekend and Sundays Draft

1st round, 3rd overall

D Cory King (Southwest Cougars) 
(15G 34A for 49 points in 35 games) 

2nd round, 14th overall

F Jamie Valentino- Thompson, MB (Norman Wolves) 
(9G 11A for 20 points in 33 games)

3rd round, 25th overall

F Riley Goertzen- Homewood, MB (Pembina Valley Hawks) 
(22G 13A for 35 points in 34 games)

4th round, 36th overall

D Chase Tilbury- Melita MB (Southwest Cougars)
(4G 15A for 19 points in 32 games)

5th round, 47th overall

D Hunter Sexton- Lorette, MB (Rink Hockey Academy)
(3G 8A for 11 points in 30 games)

6th round, 58th overall 

F Justin Keck- Morris, MB (Pembina Valley Hawks)
(19G 32A for 51 points in 36 games)

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D Jayden Mosiondz- (Notre Dame Bantam AA)
(2G 3A for 5 points in 25 games)

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Stamps Asst. Coach & Scout Darren Webster recaps the draft

Saturday 3 June 2017

Millionaires acquire 4 players from Spruce Grove (AJHL)

The Melville Millionaires and Spruce Grove Saints have completed the futures part of their trade that took place in January that sent G Brandon Wells to the AJHL team.

The Mils have acquired back the 20 year old Wells (top left) along with 1997-born F Ryan McKinnon (top-right), 1999-born G Connor Dochuk (bottom left), and 18 year old F Brayden Labant (bottom right).

Wells, from Spirit River, AB was acquired from the Mils in Jan by the Saints and finished his AJHL regular season with a 7-3 record, a 1.91GAA and a 0.926 SV%. He also had a 2-2 record in the postseason

McKinnon a 5 foot 10, 180lb forward hails from Edmonton had 11 goals, 18 assists for 29 points in 52 games split between the Saints and Calgary Canucks (AJHL) last season.

Dochuk, 6'3, 170lb goaltender also comes from Edmonton appeared in 11 games for Spruce Grove this past season compiling a 5-4-1 record with a 2.50 GAA and a 0.899 SV%

Dochuk also suited up in net for Team West at the 2017 CJHL Top Prospects game in Cornwall, Ontario this past January.

Meanwhile for the 6'1 195 lbs Labant (St. Paul, AB), in his rookie AJHL season split between the Saints and Camrose Kodiaks he had 3 goals, 1 assist in 33 games.

Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle chats MLV/Spruce Trade

Friday 2 June 2017

Terriers trade Baier to Kindersley on SJHL Draft Day

The Yorkton Terriers welcome 6 new prospects into their organization but also made a trade on SJHL Draft Day.

The Terriers sent 1997-born defenseman Tyler Baier & a '17 4th round pick (Cole Youngman) to the Kindersley Klippers in exchange for 1998-born Dman Kyle Sargent & a '17 6th round pick (Ty Bahm).

Baier, Macklin SK product played in 124 career games with the Terriers compiling 19 goals, 37 assists for 56 points.

Sargent hails from Carlyle and had 2 goals, 3 assists for 5 points in 25 games last year split between the Nipawin Hawks and Kindersley Klippers.

Terriers Head Coach/GM Casey O'Brien talks about Draft & Baier Trade

Local Medalists @ 2017 SHSAA Provincial Track & Field Championships in Saskatoon


Chris Lonseth (Rocanville) - Midget Boys High Jump 

Logan Stachowich (Melville) - Midget Boys 400 meters

Danielle Fedak (Foam Lake) - Senior Girls Discus 

Christina Andrews (North Valley High in Lemberg) - Junior Girls Javelin 


Niel Croucamp (Fort Qu'Appelle) - Senior Boys Shot Put 

Brody Rumbold (Wadena) - Midget Boys High Jump 

Caitlyn Mann (Melville) - Senior Girls 3000 meters 

Kelsey Haczkewicz (Yorkton Regional) - Senior Girls 800 meters 

East Central - Midget Boys 4X100 meter relay 

Ashley Schrader (Sacred Heart) - Midget Girls Javelin 


Andrew Lonseth (Rocanville)- Senior Boys Javelin

Drew Kirk (Langenburg) - Midget Boys Long Jump 

Karli Colpitts (Carlyle) - Senior Girls Discus 

Adylle Visperas (Moosomin)- Midget Boys 100 meter Hurdles 

Mary Latoski (Wynyard) - Junior Girls 80 meter Hurdles 

Kelsey Haczekewicz (Yorkton Regional) - Senior Girls 1500 meters 

Melville Millionaires & Yorkton Terriers 2017 SJHL Draft Results

1st round, 2nd overall

F Carter Stebbings (Saskatoon Maniacs)
(24G 36A= 60 points in 29 games)

1st round, 4th overall

F Alec Saretzky (Saskatoon Maniacs)
(33G 29A- 62 points in 30 games)

2nd round, 14th overall

D Landon Kosior (Prairie Storm)
(8G 18A for 26 points in 30 games)

2nd round, 15th overall

D Brett Fogg - Wadena SK (Humboldt Broncos)
(9 goals, 17 assists for 26 points in 30 games)

3rd round, 26th overall

F Conrad Timmerman (Saskatoon Generals)
(22G, 21A for 43 points in 30 games)

4th round, 38th overall

D Austin Tkachuk (Sask Valley Vipers)
(7G 14A for 21 points in 29 games)

4th round, 45th overall-

G Jared Thompson (Regina Monarchs)
(11-2-1, 3 SO, 1.78GAA)

Mils 2017 Draft Recap with Head Scout Rob Fiola

 1st round, 7th overall

F Connor Giebel (Prairie Storm)
(6G 9A for 15 points in 29 games)

2nd round, 19th overall

D Anthony Toporowski (Saskatoon Generals)
(9 goals, 15 assists for 24 points in 29 games)

                                                            3rd round, 31st overall
F Ryan Conlon (Sask Valley Vipers)
(26G 15A for 41 points in 30 games)

4th round, 41st overall

D Cole Youngman (Saskatoon Stallions)
(9G 13A for 22 points in 30 games)

4th round, 47th overall

F Josh Groenwold (Saskatoon Maniacs)
(12G 14A for 26 points)

5th round, 55th overall

                                                      D Leyton Holoien (Prairie Storm)
(3G 11A for 14 points in 22 games)

Terriers Director of Personnel Gary Carson recaps the 2017 draft

Other local picks:

Wynyard's Kalen Ukrainetz selected in the 1st round, 10th overall by the Nipawin Hawks

Langenburg's Josh Pepper selected in the 5th round, 49th overall by the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

Millionaires win; Cardinals lose on WMBL Opening Day

The Melville Millionaires started their 2017 WMBL season on a high-note.

3rd year Millionaire veteran Vinny Martin (pictured above) with his 2nd hit of the night, blooped a walk-off single in the bottom of 9th inning as the Mils came back to beat the visiting Weyburn Beavers 3-2 at Pirie Field. 

Taylor Nychyk also had 2 hits to lead the way offensively for the Mils.

Beach City, Texas's Mason Furlong got the start for the blue and white and went 6 strong innings allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits while striking out 6 but got the no decision.

Eric Sandoz pitched a scoreless 9th and got the win in relief.

The Mils will look for back to back victories as they go right back at it on Friday night hosting the Regina Red Sox at Pirie Field. First pitch will be at 7:05.

Meanwhile in Yorkton,

The Regina Red Sox scored 2 runs in the 1st and 4 more in the 4th inning en route to a 7-1 win over the Yorkton Cardinals at Jubilee Park.

Canora product and reigning Pitcher of the Year Kody Rock took the loss for Yorkton giving up five hits and six runs over 3.2 innings of work.

The Cards will gun for their first win of the season on Saturday night when they host the Weyburn Beavers at Jubliee Park.

Other results at Lethbridge double up Brooks 18-9 and the newly-named Swift Current 57's slipped by the Moose Jaw Miller Express 3-2.

Thursday 1 June 2017

2017 MJHL Bantam Draft set for this Sunday


(MJHL Press Release)

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s annual draft of 15-year-old players will take place this Sunday (June 4) in Winnipeg. The MJHL Draft will begin at 9 am and will feature the 11 member teams selecting Manitoba players born in the year 2002.

This year’s number one overall pick belongs to Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

“The annual Draft for the league is always a special event in that it propels teams forward when they select young players who will develop into stars on their MJHL clubs,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said. “The draft is also the final major event in the league’s annual calendar so it’s a great way to wrap up the season.”

New this season and going forward, the league is thrilled to partner with Hockey Tech by utilizing the RinkNet Live Draft Centre tool to operate the entire draft proceedings. RinkNet’s Live Draft Centre provides a complete solution for leagues and teams to efficiently manage their draft day preparation and execution.  This live software is displayed on terminals for each member team and enables drafts to be conducted either in-person or remotely through team inputs and league/commissioner approval.

Draft picks posted instantly: Draft Tracker

Once a draft pick is confirmed, it will be made available instantly to the public through the Live Draft Tracker that will be accessible at www.mjhlhockey.ca starting at 9 am on Sunday.  Fans, players, and families will be able to follow the draft in real time as teams continuously work to build their future programs.

"The draft is always an exciting time not only for the players but for the member teams in our league. We feel the draft is extremely important when it comes to building the core of your team for the future," said Dauphin Kings’ Head Coach & General Manager Marc Berry.

The MJHL Draft consists of six rounds with each MJHL team allocated one pick per round with the draft order being based on the order of finish by teams in the standings from the most recent season. The team that finishes last in the standings will receive the first pick in the draft and the selections will follow in that same order for the rest of the draft.

“It is a very good draft class this year with some very high-end talent within the province,” said Kevin Saurette, MJHL Director of Operations.  “Teams will have some very tough and important decisions to make and that is a testament to the talent level, commitment and dedication of young hockey players within our province.

“Congratulations to the players who get drafted on Sunday as it is a great validation of their skills as a hockey player and a good sign of things to come.  What needs to be remembered is that getting drafted is only the beginning of where you want to get. For the players that do not get drafted on Sunday, use it as motivation, stay positive, work hard and your time will come!”

The MJHL encourages fans to follow the Draft through the Live Draft Tracker on our website along with following the MJHL and the member teams on Twitter for updates throughout the Draft.